Antique Pollard Oak & Marquetry Oval Victorian Dining Table 19th C
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There can be no mistaking the fabulous style and design of this Victorian marquetry table hand-crafted from solid oak with the table top veneered in pollard oak and dating from around 1880.
This lovely Victorian marquetry table has two leaves which can be added or removed enabling it to be extended as needed and making it an extremely flexible and versatile table that can comfortably seat six people. This lovely table has the added design signature of being oval when the extension leave is inserted but round when it is removed.
Both the top and base of this Victorian marquetry table have been hand-made from solid oak. The top has been veneered in beautiful pollard oak which can be seen in the intricate burr on the table top, which also features a decorative band of marquetry on a burr walnut ground with a decorative carved and moulded edge. The marquetry has an arresting floral motif on a black background which makes the motif stand out from the surrounding decoration. These floral wheels are surrounded by foliate scrolls. And the pollard oak burr is also very distinctive.
This gorgeous Victorian marquetry table rests on a heavy carved and turned central column with four supports carved with very distinctive dragon’s heads breathing out fire and raised on paw feet. The stand in itself is a work of wood carving art and makes for a very interesting and unusual table stand which is sure to draw the attention of any dinner guests.
This fantastic Victorian marquetry table is in excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned and polished in one of our workshops. Please take a few minutes to look at the photos and see this for yourself. You will also be able to admire the fantastic craftsmanship that has gone into making this fine marquetry table.
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Dimensions in cm:
Height 80 x Width 193 x Depth 114 - fully extended
Height 80 x Width 103 x Depth 114 - With both leaves removed
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet, 7 inches x Width 6 feet, 4 inches x Depth 3 feet, 9 inches - fully extended
Height 2 feet, 7 inches x Width 3 feet, 5 inches x Depth 3 feet, 9 inches - With both leaves removed
Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)
was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.
While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.
Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.
The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).
is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.
The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.
It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.
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